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UPDATED: Bag of shoes prompts bomb scare at federal building

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Police and the SWAT were called out early Thursday morning to investigate a suspicious package.

According to CPD, security personnel working around the federal building located the suspicious package around 4:20 a.m. Thursday morning while doing security checks. Police had Georgia Avenue blocked off for part of the morning as a precaution. 

It was described as a black bag and was found to contain a pair of tennis shoes. Responding Bomb Squad officers were able to quickly detect the contents of the bag which was located near the back of the building.

The incident prompted the closing of Georgia Avenue as a precaution. The area around the building has been reopened.

This comes less than a week after a suspicious package prompted the evacuation of several government buildings Downtown. That package was determined to not contain explosives after the Chattanooga Bomb Squad rendered it safe.

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